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But what about the 38,000 recoveries with asymptomatic or mild symtpoms?
Act like you have the virus. This is what medical experts have been suggesting since March. Now, a new study seems to support that advice. New research from South Korea, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, confirmed that people with asymptomatic and mild cases ...
 
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And what country searched for beer the most?
Few things are more satisfying after a long hard day at the office (or working from home) than a bottle of cold beer. It’s probably why we’re celebrating International Beer Day today, August 7.Also read: The Most Prominent Families in Manila There’s no question ...
 
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With 119,460 total cases, the country overtook Indonesia.
The Philippines on Thursday surpassed Indonesia to become the Southeast Asian nation with the most number of confirmed COVID-19 cases, based on official data. Metro Manila and surrounding provinces are on the third day of a strict quarantine aimed at slowing infections and recalibrating the pandemic-fighting strategy.The Department of Health tallied 3,561 ...
 
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This officially puts the country in a recession.
The Philippine economy is being pummeled by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Philippine Statistics Authority reports that the Q2 2020 gross domestic product (GDP) growth rate of the country declined by a whopping 16.5 percent, the lowest rate ever recorded since at least ...
 
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But the company expects to bounce back to profitability by the end of the year.
Jollibee Foods Corp. (JFC), the country’s largest food service company, posted a net loss of P11.96 billion for the first six months of 2020, a staggering drop from a net income of P2.50 billion during the same period last year. The company ...
 
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Face shields over face masks.
Face shields will be required in all forms of public transportation from Aug. 15, the Department of Transportation said in a memorandum released Wednesday. The face shields will be on top of face masks. The Philippines is addressing fast-rising COVID-19 infections that forced the reimposition of ...
 
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Catharine graduated with a bachelor's in Biology and a master's in Genetics.
In the past few months, we've seen several people exert efforts and help in the fight against COVID-19. Filipinos celebrities have raised funds, Filipinos flight attendants have donated healthcare essentials to those in need, and of course, there are the Filipino medical frontliners who ...
 
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Revenues also tanked 40%
Petron reported a 40-percent decline in its consolidated revenues for the first half of 2020, from P254.8 billion last year to P152.4 billion this year. The country’s largest oil refining company said sales volume in its Philippine and Malaysian operations also fell ...
 
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MECQ starts today.
Modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) is back in effect in Metro Manila and in the provinces of Bulacan, Laguna, Cavite, and Rizal. This means that some establishments now need to limit their operations due to more stringent quarantine guidelines.Top story: 10 Common English Phrases That Confuse ...
 
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The UP Diliman favorite was witness to many memories over the years.
The Chocolate Kiss Café, a casual dining outlet inside the University of the Philippines in Diliman, is closing its doors after 23 years.In a note on its official website, owner Ina Flores Pahati, the daughter of one of the café's co-founders, said ...
 
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He keeps bees, stays kind, and spends a lot of time with his kids.
In this very strange time of staying at home all day and always, David Beckham, former pro footballer and current hero of men everywhere, finds himself somewhere in the English countryside. And just like the rest of the world, he’s dealing with the ...
 
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The company said it's still reeling from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
SM Prime Holdings, Inc., the property arm of the SM Group, reported a consolidated net income of P10.4 billion in the first half of 2020, down 46 percent from P19.3 billion during the same period last year. Consolidated revenue for the first six ...
 
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The changes are familiar: quarantine passes and checkpoints.
At 12:01 a.m. Tuesday until Aug. 18, Metro Manila, Laguna, Rizal, Cavite and Bulacan will be placed under the second highest COVID-19 quarantine, restoring restrictions not seen since May. The MECQ or Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine will change the daily lives of millions in the capital region, as cases ...
 
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The move comes after physicians called on the government to give them a timeout.
Former government health adviser Tony Leachon has called on Filipinos around the country to heed the plea of our healthcare workers. His call comes a day after doctors and other frontliners implored the government to call for a timeout to recalibrate and redirect ...
 
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Good news for those six feet and below.
Being tall has always been socially desirable. That's not to say that having your height in check is advantageous in every way. A new study says people who are over six feet tall are twice as likely to contract COVID-19.Top Story: Breaking Bad: The ...
 
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There will be localized lockdowns, strict measures.
Metro Manila and some provinces will stay under GCQ, the second lowest quarantine classification, but with new measures, including localized lockdowns and "massive" tracing and testing, officials said Friday. President Rodrigo Duterte likened it to staying in "purgatory."Duterte kept the capital region under general community quarantine despite rising infections that the ...
 
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The restaurant chain is the latest casualty of COVID-19.
California Pizza Kitchen is the latest restaurant chain to declare bankruptcy. The popular American casual food chain on Thursday (Friday night in Manila) said it plans to close unprofitable locations and reduce its long-term debt load, according to the Wall Street Journal. ...
 
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Plus shopping sprees and stays at luxury hotels.
The US Department of Justice announced that it has charged and arrested a 29-year old Florida man for fraud. The complaint alleges that the man had fraudulently obtained a $3.9 million (about P195 million) funding for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans.It was later discovered ...
 
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And the first movie the big screen will show is…
Iloilo has been under modified general community quarantine (MGCQ) for a while now, and that can only mean good news for businesses in the province. One of the first to capitalize on this is Megaworld, which announced that its indoor cinemas located ...
 
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Itching for some IRL retail therapy? Do it the right way.
In the days before COVID, brick and mortar shopping was a stressful affair—or so we thought. The crowds, the lines, the parking, the, as my Jewish grandmother used to say, schlepping. But now, in the midst of a worldwide pandemic, shopping has achieved ...
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